valletta on a rainy day

What to Do In Valletta on a Rainy Day

  • Dec 12, 2021

...5 activities to get you started!

Malta boasts 300 sunny days every year…so you might feel like luck isn’t on your side if your stay coincides with a rainy week. 

Worry not, as there are a myriad of things to do in Valletta on a rainy day. Here are 5 activities to get you started. 

Visit a museum…or two

Valletta is blessed with some world-class museums. Now’s your chance to visit one…or two. If you’re fascinated by World War II, head over to the National War Museum or the Lascaris War Museum. The National Museum of Archeology is always worth a visit. If you’re an art aficionado, MUŻA, Blitz Valletta and Valletta Contemporary are a must. 

Explore the city’s churches and chapels

There are around 28 churches in Valletta. Undoubtedly, St. John’s Co-Cathedral is the most popular: its Baroque interior is the epitome of the Maltese Baroque movement. The Co-Cathedral is home to several notable pieces of art, including Caravaggio’s The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. 

Indulge in food

Valletta is the islands’ gastronomic hub – it houses everything from pastizzerias to Mediterranean fusion restaurants to authentic Indian eateries. Check out our blog post What to Eat in Valletta? for some eatery recommendations. 

Shop til you drop

Valletta’s shopping forte is its sheer number of independent shops. Shops like il-lokal, MVintage, The Silversmith’s Shop, Mdina Glass and Cekcik are all locally-owned enterprises that sell unique, high-quality pieces that are authentically Maltese. 

Watch a movie

What’s better than cuddling with your loved one while sharing a bucket of popcorn? Shelter yourself from the storm by heading to the nearest cinema: Spazju Kreattiv, Embassy Cinemas or the Cinema Bar by Citylights. 

Where to stay in Valletta?

Casa Ellul is the perfect boutique hotel for a rainy day. The suites are decked with comfy sofas, luxurious soft bed linen, coffee and tea making facilities, satellite TVs and heating. Suite 5 and 8 also have a bath tub – adding a little extra cosiness when it’s cold outside.